Gosh, I Thought That You Would Be Taller

“Gosh, I thought that you would be taller, because your parents are tall.” I heard this statement a lot. Like I have a say in determining how tall I would grow up to be. My family members used to blame me for my lack of expected height for my decision to go on diet. IContinue reading “Gosh, I Thought That You Would Be Taller”

Personal Lenses

When I was overweight, I felt uncomfortable with my body. Now that I am no longer carrying the extra weight, I, at times, still feel uncomfortable with my body. As I self-reflect, I realize, more and more, that my discomfort has more to do with the personal lenses, through which I see myself, and hasContinue reading “Personal Lenses”

Move Your Body

As I’ve learned from my weight loss journey, physical exercises and predominantly green-based diets are the ultimate way to maintain not only a desirable physical appearance, but also a confident inner state in the long run. Wishful thinking won’t do a thing. Commercial statement, such as “I can wear this belt all day and won’tContinue reading “Move Your Body”

To Experience To Relate

Since we were little kids, all of us have been in a constant search of different ways to relate to others and to make us relatable. As kids, our innocence was the natural pull that made us relatable to one another. As adults, our commonly shared roller-coaster ride kind of life experiences have replaced ourContinue reading “To Experience To Relate”

Eastern & Western Medicines

It doesn’t matter what our nationality is, it is fair to say that we are all very similar. Not only do we all need the basics to survive, but we also have aspiration and hopes for our loved ones, the world and ourselves. Although we share many similarities; however, we aren’t exactly the same. TheContinue reading “Eastern & Western Medicines”

A Glamorized Addiction

Coffee is a glamorized addiction. With the branding extravaganza, masterminded by companies, such as Starbucks, this glamorized addiction has solidified not only its role in modern pop culture, but also its must-have importance on many of our daily agendas. I have stopped consuming coffee. Not only is it because of the excessive consumption of caffeineContinue reading “A Glamorized Addiction”

Inner Equilibrium

I have been spending lots of time, treating a skin rash, which was caused by indigestion of certain food I ate in the recent months. Sitting here in front of my laptop, I just had a not-so-new epiphany, a good self-care for the inner world is just as important as the one for the outerContinue reading “Inner Equilibrium”

Switching Diet Takes More Than Personal Commitment

Switching to a healthy diet isn’t easy. Not only does it require one’s commitment and willingness to change, but it also takes a collective and cooperative effort to make it a success if we are living under one roof with our family. Humans are habitual creatures. When we are used to certain type of routine,Continue reading “Switching Diet Takes More Than Personal Commitment”

Why Do We Check Ourselves Out In Shop Windows?

When we are out and about, consciously or unconsciously, we check ourselves out in shop windows or other reflecting materials. We justify this behavior for reason of personal demand of tidiness, but, at the heart of it, it mostly has to do with our inner discomfort of how we feel about ourselves. Feeling is anContinue reading “Why Do We Check Ourselves Out In Shop Windows?”

Don’t Want To Return To The Old Way

“When you feel and see the benefits of doing something good or of engaging in a productive activity, you don’t want to go back to the old way.” These are the exact words that I said to my uncle when he was in town recently to visit me and commented on how healthy I looked.Continue reading “Don’t Want To Return To The Old Way”